On yesterday's ASK PM Lee session, Former NMP Nick Fang was one of the hosts of the show but many netizens felt he did not do a good job. Netizens felt he wasted time on useless comments and questions and did not get to the core issues. Others felt also that all the "public" questions had been filtered and made simple prior to the "live" show. Here are just some of the many thousands of comments on the show from last night:
- Livelihood of Singaporean hawkers destroyed by PAP
- Is the Singapore Police Force a Big Bully?
- Sick of Grassroots and Government Organizations Creating Trouble for Opposition Wards
- Roy Ngerng: It is not seditious just because you offend the 'right' group
- Awesome Pictures Of Supersonic Jets Breaking The Sound Barrier
- In Sunny S’pore, why does pitch at National Stadium need artificial light?
- Goh Meng Seng: Sometimes, Opposition Parties Must Practice Civil Disobedience
- Elections Department Starts Selecting Public Servants to Become Election Officials
- Singapore Airlines sells 40% stake of TigerAir Australia to Virgin Airways for just $1
- IPS survey on our Elderly: What the Mainstream Media did not tell you
We’re a vocal species. We love to chatter away, even at our pets, who can’t understand the vast majority of what we’re saying. Dogs might be able to deduce what a few key words mean — walk, treat, toy, off — and maybe even learn hundreds of words as some border collies have done. But they can’t understand human language. What they rely on to figure out what we mean is our body language. Dogs have evolved to be expert readers of the human body and can figure out what you’re thinking and feeling before you even realize you’re thinking and feeling it. But we can easily send mixed signals if we are only paying attention to what our mouths are saying and not what our bodies are saying. If you go to any beginning dog training class, you’ll see plenty of people saying one thing, doing another, and a confused dog trying to figure out what in the world is wanted of them. For instance, telling a dog to “stay” while leaning forward toward the dog and holding out a hand like a traffic cop is, in body language, actually inviting the dog to come toward you. But when the dog does, she gets reprimanded for breaking her stay command. It’s all so confusing!
The new kid on the block, Singapore First Party, is taking the initiative to offer an olive branch to all the other alternative parties. In Jee Say’s letter to all the alternative parties, he diplomatically listed the parties by alphabetical order to avoid controversies, he requested to have a cordial meeting with the leaders of the other parties. Below is the text of his letter, ‘We are proud to be able to join you in wanting to build a better Singapore for all Singaporeans.
Local dance club The Butter Factory is going to be closing down after its lease expires in March next year as it couldn't come to an agreement about rent with its landlord Sino Group. The club, located at One Fullerton, has been in business for nine years, making it Singapore's second oldest club behind Zouk, but it will not longer be around in the future.
We didn’t hear much about pressing issues like CPF and HDB. We also didn’t get any hard questions. But hey, now we know who Lee Hsien Loong’s favourite superhero is, and we also know that he knows how change diapers. In all honesty, at times during the show I didn’t know if I was watching a Q&A session with our Prime Minister or a comedy show. It was, quite literally, a joke.
In #AskPMLee the PM pointed to #Australia to say that #Singapore can take a similar approach as that country which recently proposed raising retirement age to 70, and will phase it in by the year 2030. What PM Lee did not mention is, the retirement age in Australia is set at 65 from the year 1908, and that they will only be raising it by 5 years in a few years. In Singapore the retirement age was set at 60 in the year 1993 (before that people generally retired at age 55).
For a while, it looked as if Indonesia’s bad old days had returned. The Constitutional Court was hearing an appeal by the losing presidential candidate, a former army general and son-in-law of Indonesia’s former dictator, who charged that the election last July had been rigged and should be overturned. Outside, his supporters clashed with the riot police and tried to storm the court building. The police fired water cannons and tear gas.